Fact Sheets

Health Warning Label Compliance

Health Warning Label Compliance fact sheets

2017: China

2016: Bangladesh | Brazil | India | India Smokeless | Philippines

2015: Indonesia | Russian Federation | Thailand | Viet Nam

2013: Bangladesh | Brazil | China | EgyptIndia | Indonesia | Mexico | Pakistan | Philippines | Russian Federation | Thailand | Turkey | Ukraine | Viet Nam

Suggested Citation for Fact Sheets: Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS). Health Warning Label Compliance: {Country – Year} [Fact sheet]. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. {URL}

Example Citation: Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS). Health Warning Label Compliance: Bangladesh– 2013 [Fact sheet]. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Published Articles

Brown J, Welding K, Cohen JE, Cherukupalli R, Washington C, Ferguson J, Smith KC. An analysis of purchase price of legal and illicit cigarettes in urban retail environments in 14 low- and middle-income countriesAddiction. 2017; 112:1854–1860. doi:10.1111/add.13881.

Cohen JE, Brown J, Washington C, Welding K, Ferguson J, Smith KC. Do cigarette health warning labels comply with requirements: A 14-country study. Preventive Medicine. 2016. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.10.006.

Iacobelli M, Smith KC, Washington C, Welding K, Cohen JE. When the tax stamp covers the health warning label: conflicting ‘best practices’ for tobacco control policy. Tobacco Control. 2018; 27:119-120. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053417.

Kleb C, Welding K, Cohen JE, Smith KC. The use of sports imagery and terminology on cigarette packs from fourteen countries. Substance Use & Misuse. 2018; 53:5, 873-880. doi:10.1080/10826084.2017.1363236.

Ross H, Vellios N, Smith KC, Ferguson J, Cohen JE. A closer look at Cheap White cigarettesTobacco Control. 2016; 25:527-531. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052540.

Smith KC, Welding K, Kelb C, Washington C, Cohen JE. English on cigarette packs from six non-Anglophone low- and middle-income countriesInternational Journal of Public Health. 21 September 2018; doi: 10.1007/s00038-018-1164-9.

Smith KC, Washington C, Welding K, Kroart L, Osho A, Cohen JE. Cigarette stick as valuable communicative real estate: A content analysis of cigarettes from 14 low-income and middle-income countriesTobacco Control. 2017; 26:604-607. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053148.

Smith KC, Washington C, Brown J, Vadnais A, Kroart L, Ferguson J, Cohen J. The Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS): A protocol for assessing health warning compliance, design features and appeals of tobacco packs sold in low- and middle-income countriesJMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 2015; 1(2):e8. doi:10.2196/publichealth.4616.


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